Fuel savings a boon in remote areas. Quebec group's invention a promising solution, Canadian Wind Energy convention hears

Isolated communities, mining sites and other industrial outposts want to replace their expensive, polluting diesel generators with hybrid power systems that use wind.

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And Quebec’s Wind Energy TechnoCentre is working on a promising solution, a session of the Canadian Wind Energy Association convention in Montreal heard yesterday.

It is focused on a wind-diesel hybrid power system that creates and uses compressed air as a storage system for excess wind-generated energy, the centre’s research director Hussein Ibrahim told a session on wind-diesel systems.

When the power is needed, the compressed air is used to “turbocharge” the diesel engine.

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Source: LYNN MOORE, Montreal Gazette

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